Just for MenDr. Arnold Breitbart realizes that men have specific aesthetic goals, and he tailors treatment for each patient in order to maintain natural masculine features while taking into consideration their specific body shape and physical health. Common procedures performed on men include Liposuction, tummy tuck, gynecomastia surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty, as well as Botox and injectable filler treatments.
One of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, Liposuction is used to improve body contours in one or several areas of the body by removing excess deposits of fatty tissue. Through Liposuction, the patient can have an artistic sculpting of body tissue that dramatically enhances contours of the body, thereby also increasing the self-confidence of the individual.
The best candidates for Liposuction are in good health and have reasonable expectations for results. Liposuction in men is frequently used to contour and shape the abdomen and waist region, hips, buttocks, back, thighs, ankles, calves, inner knee, chest, neck, and chin areas. Liposuction sometimes is combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or a tummy tuck.
Dr. Breitbart begins with an initial consultation to discuss your desired outcome, general health status, risk factors, and your medical history. He will also explain the procedure, sharing before and after photographs, and discussing where the procedure will be conducted, as well as care before, during, and after surgery, to ensure optimal results.
The surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, so that the patient experiences no discomfort whatsoever during the procedure. Dr. Breitbart makes small inconspicuous incisions in the area and then injects a local anesthesia solution which also helps to reduce bruising. He then inserts a cannula, or narrow hollow tube, into the incisions to remove the excess fat. Most patients recover within three to five days after surgery and can then resume normal activities.
A tummy tuck greatly enhances the appearance of the abdomen area by creating a flat and toned abdomen. Many patients have found that despite regular exercise and a proper diet, they still have a protruding abdomen or loose skin, which can be caused due to natural aging, weight fluctuations, heredity, and previous surgery. Hence, tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty is very appealing. Reducing excess fat and skin, a tummy tuck creates a smooth and firm abdomen.
Tummy tuck surgery generally has long lasting results as long as the patient does not have dramatic fluctuations in weight. The best patients for this procedure are healthy, with a stable weight, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of tummy tuck surgery results.
During consultation with Dr. Breitbart, patients discuss their concerns, while sharing their medical history, previous surgeries, and desired outcome. He will explain the procedure to you in depth and offer you pre-surgery and post-surgical care information.
Like other forms of cosmetic surgery, tummy tuck surgery is a highly personal choice. Always discuss your desired goal and all risks and complications associated with the surgery prior to undergoing surgery. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Breitbart will make a low incision on your abdomen which can be hidden by your underwear or bathing suit. Excess skin and fatty tissue are then removed and the muscle and skin are tightened. Patients usually go home the day of surgery. In some cases, such as when abdominoplasty is combined with other procedures, the patient may stay overnight. Patients should take it easy and avoid rigorous physical activity for a few weeks. You will immediately see dramatic results with a flatter and more contoured abdomen that is flattering and in proportion with your body type and natural weight. As continued healing occurs over the next few months, and all swelling resolves, your appearance will continue to improve.
Eyelid surgery has becoming very appealing to many patients who seek to improve the overall appearance of the face by opening up the eye area. Due to aging as well as hereditary factors, the eyelid area can appear droopy and sometimes puffy with excessive fatty tissue. Through cosmetic eyelid surgery, patients experience dramatic results where excess skin and fatty tissue may be removed in both eyelids, resulting in a refreshing, energetic, and more youthful appearance.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery has grown popular among men who seek to improve their facial appearance by removing loose skin around the eyelid that conceals the natural contour of this area. By removing excessive skin and tissue, eyelid surgery can correct wrinkles and puffiness, while eliminating baggy skin. Patients immediately notice results such as a more relaxed appearance, wider and brighter eyes, and an overall freshness that they find very appealing.
Typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, with or without intravenous sedation, eyelid surgery can involve either the upper or lower eyelids or both. Sometimes, patients have other procedures performed in addition to cosmetic eyelid surgery such as facelift and brow lift. For lower eyelids, Dr. Breitbart makes incisions along the edge of the lash line or within the eyelid, while for upper eyelids, incisions are made in the natural lid crease of the upper eyelid.
Patients use cold compresses after surgery for a 1-2 days. Within one week, sutures are removed, most of the swelling subsides, and the patient can return to work and other activities.
Another fairly popular cosmetic surgery is rhinoplasty or nose surgery. Many patients select this surgery to bring balance and proportion to the face since the nose is such a large prominent feature of the face. Male patients often choose rhinoplasty for an aesthetic improvement, or to correct a traumatic deformity. Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and improves the appearance of the nose.
During rhinoplasty, areas of the nose that can be addressed include the nasal bridge, nasal tip, nostrils, and symmetry of the nose. In patients with septal deviation causing nasal obstruction, correction of the deviated septum can be performed at the time of the rhinoplasty.
Surgery is conducted in an outpatient facility usually under general anesthesia. Incisions are generally made inside the nose and hence avoid scarring. Patients wear a splint over the nose for about a week after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous activity over the next few weeks. There may be some swelling or bruising, which subsides over the next one to two weeks. As all swelling resolves over the next few months, the final result will be appreciated.
Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Lip Augmentation, Fat Injections
Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, lip augmentation and fat injections have surged in popularity as more men choose these methods of enhancing the appearance of their face and body. Fat injections are often preferable to traditional cosmetic surgery because of the fewer risks involved and the desire to avoid surgery. They also take less time and patients can return home and to work within the same day. Patients enjoy smooth, younger-looking skin and lips free of wrinkles.
Botox is a non-invasive treatment that weakens facial muscles temporarily that cause wrinkles. Patients notice dramatic results immediately, with younger and fresher looking skin. Often used to reduce crow’s feet by the eyes, muscle bands by the neck, and frown lines on the forehead and between eyebrows, Botox can be administered quickly in a painless process that can offer results for up to six months. Botox is also used to inhibit excessive sweating, thereby reducing embarrassment and increasing a patient’s comfort level.
Both Restylane® & JUVÉDERM™ are ideal for treating wrinkles and augmenting lips, as well as softening deep nasolabial folds by the nose and lip areas. Both of these injectable gels offer immediate results without any surgery and hardly any recovery time. Results can last from anywhere between six to twelve months.
Lip augmentation may be sought by men seeking to have more fullness of their lips. By adding an injectable gel or fat injection, Dr. Breitbart improves the appearance of lips to create a fuller appearance.
Fat injections smooth out wrinkles, plump up lips, and add volume to the face, by filling hollow cheeks, treating nasolabial folds, and adding volume below sinking eyes. In this procedure, Dr. Breitbart removes fat from other parts of the body such as the thighs and abdomen, and after purifying and preparing the fat, he injects the fat into the areas to be treated. This method has the advantage of using the patient’s own tissue, and giving a long-lasting result.